Many students graduating with their bachelor’s degrees would like to travel abroad for a few years before settling down. These students look toward English language teaching (ELT) as a way to support their wanderlust. English is, indeed, the world’s lingua franca, and, as a result, ELT jobs abound worldwide.
Although native English speakers can find English language teaching and/or tutoring jobs in many locations around the world without any kind of ELT training, they are more likely to find a well paid job if they can show some kind of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) training, particularly if this training is provided by an institution that is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education—e.g., SACS. The University of South Carolina is SACS-accredited.
Also, having quality TESOL training delivered by a qualified, seasoned TESOL professional equips students with principles and techniques that make their English language teaching adventure personally and professionally successful.